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Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Yesterday I received some wonderful news - that another of my books is going to be published next Spring. As my editor Allee said, I must be a glutton for punishment having only finished editing Cakes and Cookies this week! One morning before Christmas I woke up at about 6am with my head full of ice cream sundae ideas (strange indeed as it was winter and cold and not ice cream weather at all!!!) I wrote them all down and by 7.45 I had a list of 30 different sundaes ranging from Black Forest Sundae, Harvest Apple Sundae to Plum Crumble Sundae and e-mailed them off to lovely Heather and Elly who have found a publisher for the book. I can't tell you how excited I am at the prospect of inventing ice cream sundae recipes and testing them over the next few weeks and months. The sundae above is one that I wrote for Delicious magazine last year - the recipe is here if you would like to try it - Raspberry Fool Sundae with elderflower thins - although you may wish to wait until the weather is warmer!!!

13 comments:

The Ample Cook said...

Well done Hannah, you must be so excited. When is the first book coming out?

Hannah said...

Thank you Ample Cook! The first book is out in October - I have to go and approve the photographs next week and then it will be sent to China for printing! I never realised how long it takes to make a book. I love the photo of the bowl of chocolate on your blog - you're right - there can be no better start to a recipe!
Hannah
xxx

Magic Cochin said...

Well done Hannah! I knew it - you have fabulous ideas and deliver the goods on time - you're a publisher's dream!

And yes, it does take ages to get a book together. The readers don't realise the blood sweat and tears that go into every page ;-)

Celia
x

Marie said...

Sounds delicious Hannah!! I am waiting with great anticipation for your first cookbook!

Rita said...

Wonderful news Hannah! Amazing .... you will have to send the book to places like South Africa, Australia and other warm places Can't wait for book no. 1 to be published!

Bellini Valli said...

Congratulations Hannah:D I love the thought of taste testing sundaes every day:D

Lucy said...

Wow Congratulations on the second book! I am very excited for October and book no.1 :)

milhan said...

Oh Yum! And how exciting, a second book...you must be on cloud nine!

Tracey said...

Congratulations,Hannah! Where do you get your inspiration from?! Can´t wait to buy my copy of your first book!

Michaela said...

Congratulations Hannah, I love your blog with it's lovely recipes and photographs, and will certainly be buying your books!

Tammy said...

congratulations Hannah! I am so envious ;0) but very excited for you. I hope your books are published in NZ

♥Rosie♥ said...

Congratulations Hannah this is wonderful news!

Rosie x

Cllr Lynne Faulkner said...

Hi Hannah Thanks for a wonderful demo and talk on Friday evenig. I also have a blog - The Faulkner Journal - and have put a link to your Blog. Sadly I get little time for cooking but I loved watching and tasting your creations. Keep cooking! Lynne Faulkner